LED bulb replaces 100-watt incandescent and lasts up to 22 years

LED bulb replaces 100-watt incandescent and lasts up to 22 years

GE Lighting’s 100-watt replacement ENERGY STAR-qualified LED was the first to achieve 100 lumens per watt, making it the most efficient bulb of this kind.

Most homeowners want smart homes but want to do it themselves

Most homeowners want smart homes but want to do it themselves

More than 70 percent of smart phone users in America just wish they could control something in their home from their mobile device without getting out of bed.

Check out the latest hot home building products

Check out the latest hot home building products

The PCBC show honored homebuilding's latest and greatest products with the Parade of Products Awards.

Use these secrets to save money on lighting for your home

Use these secrets to save money on lighting for your home

Lighting comprises about 14 percent of the electrical use of your home according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. So spending a few bucks to reduce your lighting costs can pay off in the long run. Here are a few tips and tricks to help cut your utility costs.

Lighting retrofits help meet Better Building Challenge goals

Lighting retrofits help meet Better Building Challenge goals

Started as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Better Buildings Challenge is a program with a target of cutting energy consumption by 20 percent at businesses across the country over the next 10...

 Skylights let the sunshine and fresh air into your home

Skylights let the sunshine and fresh air into your home

Filling your home with daylight and fresh air may be simpler than it seems with solar powered, Energy Star rated skylights.

 Wink smart home automation platform expands to 60 devices

Wink smart home automation platform expands to 60 devices

From window shades to water sprinklers, the Wink home automation platform expanded the set of connected devices to almost 60 products available through The Home Depot

Low cost remote control LED lighting coming to market

Low cost remote control LED lighting coming to market

It's getting easier and more affordable to make your home a smart home. GE unveiled Link, a new and affordable connected LED bulb that lets consumers remotely control their home lighting from anywhere in the world and sync with other connected devices.

Wireless switch offers dimmer control for LEDs

Wireless switch offers dimmer control for LEDs

The Gecko Dimmer looks and operates like a normal wall switch, but instead it simply sticks to the wall and pairs completely wirelessly with a hidden receiver for full LED lighting control.

Mountain home wins SOURCE Award for lighting design

Mountain home wins SOURCE Award for lighting design

The majestic Morningstar residence used award-wining energy efficient lighting design to sustain the vision blending moderns lines and rustic finishes.

 5 reasons why LED lights are better than ever

5 reasons why LED lights are better than ever

While LED capabilities offer greater control and flexibility, homeowners still want the familiar quality of light and flexibility of use for many basic home lighting applications. That's why manufacturers like GE Lighting are designing LED lights to offer consumers an...

LED lights offer lifetime warranty

LED lights offer lifetime warranty

While consumers are warming to LED lights, some are skeptical because of the higher initial cost compared to incandescent bulbs. An integrated LED light manufacturer offers peace of mind with a lifetime warranty. VOLT Lighting released the FOREVER BULB, a...

LEDs poised to take top spot among lighting professionals

LEDs poised to take top spot among lighting professionals

For the first time, lighting professionals expect to install more LED than fluorescent fixtures over the coming year, according to the 4th annual lighting survey released today by energy-efficient lighting manufacturer Precision-Paragon. When asked what is the dominant lighting technology...

6 ways to go green for Earth Day

6 ways to go green for Earth Day

Celebrate Earth Day with six ways to save energy and money when building, buying or renovating a home. As the economy and real estate market continue to improve, Americans are once again purchasing or building new properties and/or renovating their...

New LED lights look like traditional bulbs

New LED lights look like traditional bulbs

LED lights that look just like Thomas Edison’s century-old light bulb offer energy savings and eco-friendly materials. Swedish green technology company EcoLights has launched a new range of LED lamps that look surprisingly identical to traditional bulbs. So much so,...

LED bulb efficiency expected to continue improving as cost declines

LED bulb efficiency expected to continue improving as cost declines

Technology improvements for general service lighting, driven by federal efficiency standards, are leading to increased reliability and bulb life. The U.S. Energy Information Agency released a study indicating that as efficiency increases, residential electricity consumption for lighting declines over time.

New flat LED bulb isn't really a bulb

New flat LED bulb isn't really a bulb

For its new affordable LED lamp, Philips left out some expensive bits and gave it a new shape. The SlimStyle 60 watt-equivalent LED bulb retails at HomeDepot.com for under $10 and replaces the dear departed 60-watt incandescent bulbs of the...

Green living resolutions for 2014

If you’re thinking about resolutions for 2014, consider making ones that will result in a cleaner environment, a more stable climate, and and a happier you. Here are a few ideas from the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions: Pledge...

Deadline looming for old school incandescent light bulbs

Light bulbs face tough new energy efficiency standards starting in 2014, which means old 40- and 60-watt bulbs can’t be manufactured or imported into the U.S. after Jan.

Energy efficiency gaining ground in hot appliance trends

Energy efficiency gaining ground in hot appliance trends

Appliance trends may have more staying power than the latest fashion craze, with some like stainless steel appliances, hovering at the top for about 20 years. But two decades of overwhelming popularity doesn't come with a guarantee. Companies such as...

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